Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley and Andrews McMeel Publishing in exchange for an honest review. This in no way alters my opinion or review.
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: October 13, 2015
Yesh! Mooch, Earl, and all their endearing Mutts friends are back in this second Mutts collection for kids!
Mutts highlights the adventures of Earl the dog and Mooch the cat, best buddies who regularly come in contact with Shtinky Puddin, Sourpuss, Guard Dog, and Crabby--as well as an assortment of whimsically rendered humans. This cast is capable of endless antics, interspersed with thoughtful views on both the animal and human condition. And whether they're raiding garbage cans or basking in full-frontal belly rubs, Mooch and Earl always have a comment to clinch the scene.
I love reading Mutts in the newspaper whenever I am able and this collection was perfect as the air starts to cool and fall and winter are fast approaching. The collection chronicles Mooch and Earl in their winter activities, or lack-there-of and I found it to be laugh out loud funny and even shared some of the panels with my husband while reading.
The animals in the panels are adorably drawn and Mooch and Earl are up to all their normal exploits of napping and being walked but there is snow and other animals and much love and holiday cheer.
My favorite panels were the ones about hibernation and the characters trying to do it but failing miserably, there is even a run-in with a bear and Mooch yelling at a Christmas tree. There is even an "More to Explore" section about the Winter outside and the animals and their habits. I found this whole package wonderful.